I recently experienced a Boomer mom's dream come true: my son's indie rock band was in Rolling Stone online twice in one month. My son Daniel was quoted on the virtues of free basement shows as compared with larger venues because, as he put it, "people are just a lot more drunk." I couldn't be more proud.
Whitney Houston was the first of any musical act -- male or female, solo or group -- to sell more a million copies of an album in a single week.
With the recording industry selling fewer artists to the masses and creating more "name-brands" to dominate the field, the question has to be asked... where do "stars" go when they've been dismissed by the big guns who once owned them?
Just who are these ethereal, incomprehensible beings who are just now, 110 weeks after it first saw the light of day, finally taking the $9.99 plunge into 21? Here are five of my best guesses?
Some music needs to be heard in concert to be fully appreciated. No amount of spin doctoring by journalists or peer pressure from fanatical fans can justify an act unless one catches said act live.
Say what you will, but after the spectacle died down and the top honor of the night went to Mumford & Sons' album Babel, at least one thing is clear: We are in the midst of the New Sincerity. Being really into something is cool now, even if that something is, well, God.
A Grammy Award-winning, hit-making machine, Lady Antebellum is moving full-speed ahead to deliver its next record before singer Hillary Scott delivers...
I have to tell you what the Reporter advises this year for the Oscar red carpet. It hasn't been always warm in L.A. of late. You may be surprised. Here goes
Now it was Frank Ocean's turn to shine. His segment was coming up and I was genuinely looking forward to watching him sing live. Frank had already received a couple of Grammy Awardss earlier that night, so I was preparing myself to be wowed ... and then he was introduced.
By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair For your edification, a look back...
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday evening at the Staples Center in Downtown Los Angeles. Staples is a massive stadium - it is where the Lakers, Clippers and Kings play. Countless concerts use the venue too (Beyonce in June, anyone?), but on Sunday, the Grammy's took over and it was an intimate affair. Cozy, actually. Frank Sinatra and big band music played softly over the speakers and guests milled around in everything from Oscar-like gowns to Vegas showgirl sparkles. After many an email over the course of February, I was able to secure a ticket inside the event to see what music's biggest and baddest night is all about and there are 10 things that you probably don't know about the Grammys.
Those who can hear through the deafening and tasteless "Ding dong the witch is dead," remix are wondering why the sudden papal exit? Did the butler do it? Was it the Nuns on the Bus? Was it something unseemly on his Twitter account?
If you want to drop a beat, or just pick up the vibes left behind by some of your favorite musicians, check out these rock-ready hotels.
In this edition of Weeklings! I tell you what to expect from the Grammys -- and what you should fear most. I don't mean to scare you too much right off the bat, but -- spoiler alert! -- Lady Antebellum comes up twice.
"Hey sweetie, wanna help mommy with an article," I asked my 7-year-old daughter when I picked her up from school on Thursday. "Maybe, what is it about?" she coyly replied not unlike a seasoned freelancer.
This year, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, fun., Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Kanye West and Mumford & Sons lead the pack with six nominations apiece going into Sunday night's ceremony. But who will everyone be talking about come Monday morning?